Make sure that you have an updated LinkedIn photo that looks professional. No pictures with sunglasses on, that one photo where you look great but it is clear that you have cut out your girlfriend or boyfriend (yes people do that on LinkedIn to…) or even worse… Have no picture at all 👻…
Look into the camera, look ‘friendly’, only put your head and shoulders in the frame and have a calm background.
Update your background photo
Your background photo is the second visual element at the top of your profile page.
, sr. customer success manager at LinkedIn, advises to change your background as it grabs people’s attention, sets the context and shows a little more about what matters to you. More than anything, the right background photo helps your page stand out, engage attention and stay memorable.
Use this for your LinkedIn background. If you start to work dedicated for a client change it to their company background.
The about section, or summary section, is your chance to write a short summary on who you are, what you excel at and to tell something (personal) that is ‘not on your resume’. What do you like to do? What do you find important in life? What are you proud of? How would you describe yourself or how others would describe you?
This is the about section of Adriaan. Be personal. This is the first step to make a human connection.
Working at Matchr
When you update your LinkedIn profile make sure that you write down your right job title and add the following text under MatcHR on your LinkedIn profile.
👉 Be aware that a “jr. sourcer as a job title on LinkedIn is a “Sourcer” and a jr. Talent Acquisition Specialist is a “Talent Acquisition Specialist”.
Job titles Sourcers:
Technical Talent Sourcer
Senior Talent Sourcer
Head of Sourcing
Job titles Recruiters:
(Tech) Talent Acquisition Specialist
Sr. (Tech) Talent Acquisition Specialist
Talent Acquisition Lead
Talent Acquisition Director
Head of (Tech) Recruitment
We believe that talent can be found anywhere but the same can not always be said about opportunities. We are on a mission to bridge that gap and create equal opportunities for everyone.
To achieve this, we are building the world’s largest remote talent company and help companies unlock global talent.
As a fully remote company we are able to work with the best talent across the world. By combining our local knowledge with our global service we help our partners achieve stellar growth. Whether that is through our dedicated and fully embedded sourcing teams (Sourcing as a Service), or our end to end Recruitment as a Service solution or to hire remote tech talent across the world.
That’s why we’re valued by companies at all stages of their development, from early stage startups, through to scale ups and global enterprises.
👉 Add a small section about your responsibilities in your role.
Update your skills in your LinkedIn with skills that are related to your field. This is an often overlooked section but it is widely used by recruiters to search for potential candidates that are not looking for keywords but skills specifically.
Update your skills in the ‘skills’ section under ‘Add profile section’
Previous job description
In your job description be as specific as you can on your responsibilities and achievements. Think about a client or candidate who visits your profile for the first time. Does he/she immediately understand what you do, in what area you excel and why the client/candidate should feel comfortable talking to you.
Make sure you ask your former colleagues/boss, candidates, clients for a recommendation. This looks very good on your profile and will build trust with anyone that you engage with in the future.
Go to the bottom of your LinkedIn profile and click on ‘Ask for a recommendation’ and select the person you want a recommendation from. Give them a heads up that you will ask this so it doesn’t get lost in all the LinkedIn messaging.
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